Student Requires Textbook in Accessible Format
College students with disabilities that impair their ability to read printed text go to their school's disability service office to request accommodations. Once a student is determined to be eligible to receive textbooks in an alternate format, the school's Disability Service Provider (DSP) uses AccessText to request electronic files from member publishers.
DSP Provides Student With Accessible Format
Once the school receives the publisher file, they use it to prepare an accessible format that meets the student's needs, such as braille, audio, large print, or e-text. The school can provide this file to other qualified students by requesting permission to redistribute.
Other Useful Features of AccessText
- Members can export their request history anytime in a convenient spreadsheet format.
- Members can contribute accessible files to the Exchange to share with other members.
- Publishers can store files on the AccessText server to eliminate repetitive uploading.
- Members can ask questions and share information on the Tree of Knowledge forum.
- The AccessText staff provides comprehensive member support via phone and email.
- Members receive advance notice of webinars featuring leading assistive technology companies.